Most Dangerous Cities In the World

The Top Ten
1 Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

I can't believe I've been here in 2008 and 2010, when the city was considered the "most dangerous city in the world." Since I only pass there, I don't really get to see how it was like, plus I was young. I remember seeing in the statistics that Cd. Juárez had around 190 homicides, more homicides than the most dangerous city today in 2015! I vaguely remember another statistic that said the rate was above the 200s. This city makes Mexico look like a country in war, and the sad thing is that it is an important destination point for many people both in the United States and Mexico as it is a border city. Heck, knowing that this city was (and still) is very dangerous, it makes it seem even more ominous to see it posted on road signs about 12 hours south of the city, by Zacatecas, as if it were leading you to "your grave." If you really want to see how dangerous this city is, try living there, if you dare.

Really!?! Juarez Is Murder Capital! Sinaloa Been Taking Control Of That Area, While Los Zetas Nd Other Cartels Are Trying 2 Run Over It, It's Nonstop Killing! I Just Dnt Kno How This Isnt Number One!?!?! Plzz Ppl At Least Look It Up!

This city is going to get worse since el chapo escaped and once again the most wanted criminal is roaming the streets killing people for no reason and Americans still complain about having Mexicans in their country

It is true I past through it when I went to a visit to Mexico and there was a shooting so we just kept driving then I flicked them off not knowing who they were they could've shoot my middle finger off ✋

2 Caracas, Venezuela

It's absolutely heartbreaking what happened here. Before Maduro, it used to be a great place to visit. After Maduro...Just look at it now. It's now just a large combat zone between rebels and one fo the most horrible governments on earth. There are dictators who are great people - Putin, Assad, The dude in charge of Australia, but Maduro is not one of them.

The collapse of Venezuela's economy is turning Caracas into a third world city.

16.000 murders in 2012 in all venezuela

The Homicide Capital of the World. - thunderstar1124

3 Mogadishu, Somalia Mogadishu, Somalia

When this city was under Italian rule after the end of Fascism the city was rich, safe and beautiful after conflicts in Somalia the city is in ruins and the city isn’t safe and rich what so ever.

A few months ago I was listening on the radio to a BBC foreign correspondent talking about his recent visit to Somalia, though he remarked that he found much of the country quite orderly, and he had been in much rougher and moe dangerous places, such as parts of Nigeria and parts of Mexico.

Look up what happened in 1993. Then realize that the government still doesn't really have full control over the city, with entire neighborhoods literally run by terrorists. Detroit is a Caribbean resort town in comparison.

There has been absolute chaos in the past 20 years in Mogadishu.

4 Baghdad, Iraq

started a war for crying out loud. I think Compton should be here

The worst city ever made.

No explanation needed

Absolute garbage.

5 Detroit, United States of America Detroit, United States of America Detroit is the largest and most populous city in the U.S. state of Michigan. Located across from Windsor, Ontario, Canada on the Detroit River, Detroit had an estimated population of 672,662 in 2018.

I live in Detroit, I am a delivery driver. I have never been robbed. Yes Detroit can be very dangerous and a lot of people are killed but it's generally due to drugs and other crime if you are minding your own business and not where you should not be generally you will have no problem. And it really bothers me when people talk about gangs and Detroit. Detroit is not a gang City there are not major gangs in Detroit I repeat there are not gangs in Detroit there may be cliques or blocks but no gangs. When I say blocks I mean people who live on one block stick together. People who live on the next block might fight against the other block but there are not gangs. But as it goes for a city that is not currently engaged in a war Detroit is likely the most dangerous city in the world.

Why is this so high? Yeah it isn't the safest place to be in but it's less dangerous than a lot of other dangerous cities and ares in other countries, It isn't even the most dangerous city in America, St. Louis Missouri is worse.

Detroit is a terrible city. Drugs, Gangs, no jobs... And yet we're still here. Ford, Chrysler, GM, Motown Records, the Tigers, Lions, Red Wings, and Pistons. And we'll be here to the end.

Detroit have just one...Beautiful Art Deco buildings and that's all.Lot of these buildings are destroyed...so sad...It was 5th Largest City...but now..from 2 million population shrunk to 200 000 residents! That's 90% decrease in 2016! Why? If afroamericans don't sell drugs unlegally,then maybe Detroit would be normal city now.I can't understant that.

6 San Pedro Sula, Honduras

Should be number one, 171 murders every 100,000 people, INSANE murder rate, it's actually statistically the most dangerous city in the world.

Highest murder rate on Earth/

In 2012 alone, 7100 people were murdered. That doesn't include sing of age or sickness

Statistically The MOST Dangerous City In The World - 12cc

7 Aleppo, Syria

I think all of us are glad that the fighting seemed to be over in December 2016, and the people there were spared further suffering. I was recently reading a report from an Englishman, actually a Church of England priest, who was in Aleppo soon afterwards. On his website he claimed that the Syrian Army and the Russian Army seemed to be working hard to provide relief to the people, food, medical supplies etc. Also he claimed that the people he had spoken to there were very glad that the rebels had been driven out, because the rebels had used them as human shields and prevented them from leaving the city. The Christian population were putting up Christmas trees in the city and openly celebrating Christmas again, whereas during the rebel occupation it would have been unsafe for them to even admit that they were Christians.

However this account is very much at odds with the T.V. reports we were watching here in the U.K., where the narrative always portrayed the Syrian and Russian ...more

60% of the city is already gone

Aleppo is Stalingrad 1943

What is aleppo

8 Bogota, Colombia

Its not that dangerous. - idontknow

Wow you can't even spell it right - Mono

Bogotá, Colombia is beautiful!

9 Karachi, Pakistan Karachi, Pakistan

Karachi is very safe now after army crush the MQM have links with india and support terrorist activities in the city. Very safe now,

Pakistan is home of terrorists.

It was recently found that Karachi has more gangs in the downtown than there are people in Vaican City.

This is home town of underworld don daud Ibrahim and terrorist hafij saed,Lakhavi. ISIS and Taliban supporters are here more than voters

10 Capetown, South Africa

Cape town is not dangerous at all but cape flats don't walk there please trust me those gangs too dangerous

Cape Town should be SO MUCH HIGHER!
Cape Town is so violent

This should be switched out for johannesberg - Mono

8 people are murdered per day, it’s too bad this city was ruined

The Contenders
11 Manila, Philippines

I am British but my wife is from the Philippines and we live in Nottingham, but when we go to the Philippines we stay in our house in Quezon City, part of Metro Manila. Actually I feel much safer and more relaxed walking the streets (and riding the Jeepneys) in Manila, even though I am surrounded by so much poverty and many slum areas, than I do in many places in Europe. Whenever I visit a new place anywhere in the world there are two things that forewarn me to be careful and watch my belongings and my step, these being (i) seeing people just loitering around and looking as though they are watching you around and scoping you out, and (ii) being accosted by beggars who seem to be often aggressive and intimidating fit able bodied youths and young men. By contrast I have noticed in Manila that (i) everyone seems to be going about their business and are not paying much attention to me or anyone else and (ii) the beggars are surprisingly few in number and anyway are only children, frail ...more

Being British but married to a Filipina I must have been to Manila about fourteen times now, but I have never had any mishaps at all and find it a reasonably safe place compared to some other places I could mention. However I was once a crime victim in the Philippines, and that was in the town of Antipolo, about 15 miles from Manila. Antipolo has a large church or cathedral which is popular with people making religious pilgrimages, and so is often crowded, and probably because of this the place has a notorious reputation for being infested with pickpockets. I was actually pickpocketed inside the church (but lost only a cheap digital camera) and after it happened I visited a counter on the church concourse where are screens showing everything happening inside the church, as recorded by the building's CCTV cameras. The man behind the counter kindly replayed the recording of the place inside the church where I was pickpocketed, and the incident was clearly recorded by the camera there. ...more

Extremely dangerous. Stay at home in the west. Corruption is sky high do many problems and murder is going up to record highs last I heard 100 in 100,000 murders per year and this year will be much worse.

It's not so bad though I'm from the US. I studied high school and people don't care I walk from home to school

12 Kismayo, Somalia
13 Al-Raqqa, Syria
14 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Rio de Janeiro, or simply Rio, is anchor to the Rio de Janeiro metropolitan area and the second-most populous municipality in Brazil and the sixth-most populous in the Americas.

It's hard to not get mugged here!

Remember, the Olympics will be host there in 2016 and Paralympics

I'm from Brazil,and I have to agree with that!

A trash of city,people say are the most beaitiful in Brazil what.

15 Acapulco, Mexico

When my uncle went there he took pics of the soldiers taking 5 corpses out os a suv

16 Tijuana, Mexico
17 Changchun, China

I think this is the worst because this is the only city in china that still eats dogs

18 Bangkok, Thailand Bangkok, Thailand Bangkok is the capital and most populous city of Thailand. It is known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon or simply Krung Thep.
19 Pyongyang, North Korea Pyongyang, North Korea Pyongyang or P'yŏngyang (평양시) is the capital and largest city of North Korea, or the Democratic People’s Republic Of Korea.

Most censored. You can't own a shortwave radio. Kim Jong-un is so mad!

It's the most dangerous because its in north korea

This should be negative 1

This should be higher

20 Hong Kong, China Hong Kong, China Hong Kong, officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is an autonomous territory on the eastern side of the Pearl River estuary in East Asia. With over 7.5 million residents of various nationalities in a 1,104-square-kilometre (426 sq mi) territory, Hong ...read more.

I have visited Hong Kong a few times and always found it to be a safe place. I noticed this when I first went there over 20 years ago, when it was still under British rule. On my first visit I stayed with my friend in the famous (or infamous) Chungking Mansions, but when I told one or two people that, they looked at me as though I was staying in the Walled City (which had gone by the time of my first visit). Actually I felt fine and reasonably safe in Chungking Mansions, though one evening when we returned to our room the receptionist at our guest house told us to leave our door unlocked. I realised the reason for this early the next morning when the police paid us a visit and looked at our passports, obviously looking for illegal immigrants. If we had locked the door they would have no doubt broken it down and then the guest house would have probably made us pay for the repair of the door.

Well, I personally don't think this city should really be on this list. In fact, I don't think there should be such list. Every city has its ups and downs. Yes, I know. For Hong Kong, the democracy protests and all that, it's a pretty difficult time there right now. Still, it's a financial center of the world.

I don't think Hong Kong should be in this list. For me, I feels so safe whenever I visited and stayed there. It is really relax place and almost people could communicate with you in English.

21 Damascus, Syria Damascus, Syria Damascus is the capital of the Syrian Arab Republic; it is also the country's largest city, following the decline in population of Aleppo due to the battle for the city.

Who put Damascus here? It should be in the top 10 at least

22 Grozny, Chechnya, Russia

Are you kidding me? This place does not deserve to be on this list.Yes Grozny used to be dangerous but now it is one of the safest cities in Russia

At least 3 gay people have been murdered by the Chechen government

23 Guatemala City, Guatemala

Has some of the highest murder rates on the planet.

Too poor for police

24 Flint, USA

Lots of led poisoning and lots of crime, plus drug addicts and abandoned houses. I’m sad that this city is in these conditions. I hope to one day see Flint as a nice and safe city.

25 Sana’a, Yemen

Yemen is new 1 list 2nd is syria

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